United partners with Clear

August 10, 2019

United Airlines recently announced a partnership with CLEAR. This will probably bring CLEAR to even more airports around the US and also introduces special member fees for United Mileage Plus members.

If you are a Mileage Plus member, the annual fee for CLEAR will be:

USD 119 for general members
USD 109 for Gold, Silver, Platinum members or United Credit Card holders
FREE for 1k (and probably also Global Services) members

More information can be found on Uniteds website

Sign up process is instant and easy, just visit one of the online kiosk stations and sign up with a CLEAR embassador. Takes about five minutes and can be used immediately thereafter.

CLEARs major benefit is, that it lets you skip the line in front of ID / document check at the TSA lines. Once you clear a kiosk, you are guided to the front of the security line and are able to get your screening done immediately. Just be aware that CLEAR does NOT include TSA PreCheck or Global Entry, these programs need to be added seperately but can complement each other.

CLEAR is available at most major United hubs:

IAH Terminal A
DEN North and South
IAD Main Terminal and Security South
LAX Terminals 1-2-3-4-5-6-7
SFO Terminal 1-2-3 and International A and G

Noticeably absent are still Chicago O’Hare and Newark New Jersey. But with United’s partnership I am expecting them to add these pretty quickly in the future. Especially for the ever-crowded Newark airport, this would mean a huge improvement.